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Master Electricians Competency Course

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The Master Electricians Competency Course offered by Etco covers the EWRB requirements for registration or renewal of a practising licence for electricians, electrical apprentices and electrical workers. 

The course includes: 

  • Updates and changes to electrical legislation 
  • Supervision of trainees
  • Earthing requirements as listed in AS/NZS3000:2007 
  • The installation, operation and testing of residual current devices (RCCB, RCBO, SRCD and PRCD) 
  • Prospective short circuit currents 
  • Testing and certification as listed in AS/NZS3000:2007, AS/NZS3760:2010 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 
  • First aid and CPR 

Course cost: $180.00 (incl GST)

 

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EASQ) Course

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Becoming a registered Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed - to disconnect and connect):

  • Maintain appliances that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts which are supplied by plug and flexible cord
  • Carry out testing of work described above
  • Carry out the certification of work described above
  • Reconnect and disconnect 
  • Supervise the above described work.

EASQ Course prerequisites:

  • Be either a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand resident or hold a current work permit to enrol on an EWRB Registration course with us
  • Previous electrical work experience is strongly recommended

Once this course has been completed, and you have sat your exam with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results. 

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course click here.

Total course cost $1015.00 (incl GST). 

Please note: Exam fees are not included in the above course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

Electrical Service Technician (EST) Course

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Becoming a registered Electrical Service Technician allows you to:

  • Maintain fittings that are connected to conductors used in works or electrical installations
  • Carry out maintenance of appliances and maintaining of 3-phase electrical equipment
  • Disconnect and reconnect fittings and appliances from and to a power supply other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance coupler inserted into an appliance inlet for the purpose of the maintenance of those fittings
  • Carry out testing, certification and supervision of the work described above

Anyone servicing electrical equipment in New Zealand must be qualified to the standards prescribed by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB). 

EST Course prerequisites: 

Please note, this is not a Site Safe course and is separate to our Safe Working Practices Course.

  • Complete an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EASQ) course, and provide evidence of this, if you did not complete the course with Etco
  • Be either a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand resident or hold a current work permit to enrol on an EWRB Registration course with us  
  • Previous electrical work experience is strongly recommended

Once this course has been completed, and you have sat your exam with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results. 

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course please click here.   

Total course cost $1015.00 (incl GST). 

Please note: Exam fees are not included in the above course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

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Practical Assessments

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These are courses for overseas qualified electricians who wish to work as registered electricians in New Zealand. The courses show competence in current New Zealand electrical regulations & legislation as defined by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to gain registration as a New Zealand electrician. 

A prerequisite for registration normally includes completion of one or more of the following Practical Assessment courses: 

  • Stage 1  
  • Stage 2 
  • Stage 3  

In order to attend any of the Practical Stages you must submit to EWRB: 

  • Evidence of all related qualifications completed overseas or in New Zealand 
  • Evidence of all related courses completed overseas or in New Zealand 
  • Evidence of work experience including details of work done, hours served etc 
  • A covering letter confirming your request for Registered Electrician status in New Zealand and requesting confirmation of what additional criteria must be met based on the support information you are providing

EWRB will then acknowledge receipt of your application and confirm which course(s) you must complete for registration. At that time, you can enrol with Etco for the training you require. 

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course please click here.

Total Practical Assessment stage 1 course cost $610.00 (incl GST)  

Total Practical Assessment stage 2 course cost $715.00 (incl GST) 

Total Practical Assessment stage 3 course cost $820.00 (incl GST) 

Please note: Once you have completed the required course/s, and you have sat your exam/s with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results.

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Theory & Regulations

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Theory 

This is a revision course for the EWRB Electrician Theory exam, which can either be done as a five-day block course, or as a weekly night class (once a week for six months). 

Once you have completed this course you will need to make a booking to sit your exam with ASPEQ. Please register with them to enrol for the exam. Etco will confirm with ASPEQ that you have completed the course before you will be allowed to sit the exam. You must attend 80% of the course for Etco to be able to approve your exam with ASPEQ. 

Total course cost $815.00 (incl GST). 

Please note, exam fees are not included in the above course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

Regulations 

A revision course for the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Electrician Regulations exam, which can either be done as a five-day block course or as a weekly night class (once a week for six months). 

The AS/NZS Standards provided by Etco for all Regulation course attendees are: The Electricity Act, Electricity Safety Regulations, AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS/ 3001, AS/NZS 3760 and ECP 34. 

Total course cost $916.00 (incl GST). 

Please note, exam fees are not included the above course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

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Safe Working Practices

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This course is for workers who are new to the electrical industry in New Zealand and need to complete the training required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to attain a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) or Provisional Licence. 
 
The two-day course contains online theory assessments (to be completed before the course starts), followed by tutorials and a practical assessment, including first aid and CPR certification. 
 
Total course cost $500.00 (incl GST). 
 
Please note, on successful completion of this course a Trainee Limited License can be applied for with EWRB. The outcome of this course is reported directly to the EWRB.

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Inspectors Course

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This eight-day course provides training to allow registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to become an Electrical Inspector and includes the EWRB-approved Electrical Inspector practical assessment. 

You will receive the following books on the course: Electricity Act 1992, Electricity Safety Regulations, and ASNZ3000/2007     

Inspectors Course prerequisites:

  • Hold a current practising licence as an electrician 
  • Be registered as an electrician for no less than three years 
  • Have completed not less than three years practical experience in carrying out prescribed electrical work that is satisfactory to the board 

Once you have completed this course you will need to make a booking to sit your exam with ASPEQ. Please register with them to enrol for the exam.  Etco will confirm with ASPEQ that you have completed the course before you will be allowed to sit the exam. You must attend 80% of the course for Etco to be able to approve your exam with ASPEQ. 

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course click here.  

Total course cost $1800.00 (incl GST). 

Please note, exam fees are not included the above course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

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Associated Tradesperson Course

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The Etco Associated Tradesperson Course in conjunction with Etco and Master Plumbers, has been developed for registered Plumbers and Gasfitters, who wish to be licensed, to carry out prescribed electrical work. It is a 5-day course with a strong focus on practical learning, along with online theory modules to help support your learning. The online modules cover all of the electrical theory knowledge required in the Associated Tradesperson examination.

By the end of course you will have completed the practical assessment required by the EWRB, attained the required safety training, and be ready to sit your exam, before being licensed by the EWRB. 

This course is for any Plumber or Gasfitter, who wish to be licensed to carry out electrical work. Once you have gained your accredited license from the EWRB, you will be qualified to perform prescribed electrical work relating to water heating, waste disposals units and water pressure devices. This will include the connection/disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet, provided that the electrical rating is not greater than 250 volts.

Course Cost: $1035.00 (incl GST)

Testing

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This is a great course for qualified electrical workers to refresh their knowledge of testing to ensure electrical work is safe  and complies with legislative and regulatory requirements. 

This is a four-hour course that revises all aspects of installation testing, including methods of conducting the following required tests: 

  • Visual Inspection 
  • Earth Continuity 
  • Insulation Resistance 
  • Polarity & Correct Circuit Connections 
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance 
  • Verification of Residual Current Devices (RCDs) 

Other topics covered include:

  • Obtaining and interpreting test results 
  • Using these results to verify electrical safety 
  • Certification of electrical work 
  • Legislative requirements 
  • Tips on fault diagnosis 

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